Chapter 2. Understanding the Basics of Digital Audio

Understanding the Basics of Digital Audio

You don’t need to be an audio expert to work with Adobe Soundbooth CS3. However, understanding the basics of digital audio will help your work sound as good as it looks.

Comprehending the essential concepts of digital audio and dealing with its terminologies will help your work in Soundbooth.

Understanding sound

Sound waves

Sound starts with vibrations in the air, like those produced by guitar strings, vocal cords, or speaker cones. These vibrations push nearby air molecules together, raising the air pressure slightly. The air molecules under pressure then push on the air molecules surrounding them, ...

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